Hello and welcome to my year-end list. I started my Albums of the Year post about 9 blogmonths (2 weeks) ago and realized very quickly that the majority of my favorite music from this year wasn’t on there. For me, 2011 was a big year for songs. Albums, singles, EPs, mixtapes, remixes, remix albums, free [...]
Posted: December 16th, 2011 under 2011, Lists.
Tags: Adele, ASAP Rocky, Atlas Sound, Bon Iver, Britney Spears, Crystal Antlers, Cults, Drake, fleet foxes, Florence and the Machine, Girls, James Blake, Jamie Woon, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lana Del Rey, m83, Real Estate, Rihanna, Smith Westerns, Summer Camp, The National, The Weeknd, tv on the radio, Tyler the Creator, Video Games, WU LYF
So, Cults are re-imagining their debut LP as a hip hop mixtape (proof). They started with “Bad Things”, one of my favorites from the album, completely rearranging the track and adding 2 verses by Freddie Gibbs. The result is wonderful things. Hypetrak premiere, below.
Or 1/2 2011, depending on if phrasing/math/logic is important to you. This list is somewhat in order, but it’s not really in order. Also, #1 is definitely in order. Some favorites missing here work better in album mode (or came out in 2010, e.g.: Smith Westerns), and will see you later on the Best Albums [...]
Posted: June 19th, 2011 under 2011, Lists.
Tags: Adele, Austra, Beyonce, Big K.R.I.T., Bon Iver, Britney Spears, Burial, Cults, Dirty Gold, Drake, fleet foxes, James Blake, Jamie Woon, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Okkervil River, Rusko, The Weeknd, tv on the radio, Tyler the Creator
Not sure that you’ll find me willing to deal with another all day commitment to FYF Fest (last year’s will call line and warm bottled water weren’t the best), but that doesn’t stop the 2011 [Indie-punk centric] line-up from having some great acts that I love. Oddly not happening at Los Angeles Historic State Park, [...]
Me and Cults’ fantastic (every song is fantastic) debut album have been spending a lot of time together lately thanks to the NPR stream. Meanwhile, UK site Bowlegs (via GvsB) recently filmed the band at the Marwood Coffee Shop in Brighton performing an acoustic version of “The Curse”, a 2010 EP track available with an [...]
Head over to the ever generous NPR for a full stream of Cults’ self-titled debut, an album I’ve been looking forward to for over a year. Featuring one of my favorite songs of 2010 and one of my favorite songs of 2011. Fav. Cults is due June 7 on Columbia. Stream: Cults Cults
Cults go with an abduction theme for the official clip for “Abducted” (via the P4K premiere), another gem from their debut, due June 7.
Last summer at FYF Fest (hot stinky warm water fest!), I saw Cults perform a handful of new, excellent music (plus a fav song of 2010) in what was definitely one of the best sets of the day. “You Know What I Mean”, the newest track from their debut LP (due this Spring on Columbia), [...]
The only way to get this year’s playlist up later than I did last year was to do it on NYE. Luckily, I kept a running list through-out 2010 that ended up with about 100 songs on it (too many!), and had to ax a lot of favorites. So, if the below 60 song playlist [...]
Posted: December 15th, 2010 under 2010, Lists.
Tags: Abe Vigoda, Adele, Arcade Fire, beach house, Big Boi, Big K.R.I.T., Cults, Dancing On My Own, deerhunter, Drake, Fanfarlo, Gorillaz, Japandroids, Kanye West, Magic Kids, Marina and the Diamonds, MGMT, No Age, Rihanna, Robyn, Rusko, The Morning Benders, The National, The-Dream, Vampire Weekend, Willow Smith, Yawn